Economics at your fingertips  

Human Capital Diversity and Product Innovation: A Micro-Level Analysis

René Söllner

No 2010-027, Jena Economics Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Abstract: The paper investigates the relationship between human capital diversity measured in terms of occupational diversity and a firm's likelihood to innovate. The empirical analysis is based on a linked employer-employee panel dataset of German firms over the period 1998 to 2007. Despite notable differences between service and manufacturing firms, our results clearly indicate a positive relationship between occupational diversity and the propensity to innovate.

Keywords: Human Capital; Diversity; Innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 L20 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-04-19
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hrm, nep-ino, nep-knm and nep-mic
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (6)

Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Jena Economics Research Papers from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Markus Pasche ().

Page updated 2024-05-25
Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2010-027